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How many times does a GFI have to "trip" before it needs to…

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How many times does a GFI have to "trip" before it needs to be replaced?

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

About the last 7 or 8 Christmas's

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I just want to know how often a GFI needs to be replaced?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 7 months ago

Th uesable life of a GFCI isn't affected by the number of trips. An inability to be reset is what necessatates a replacement.

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